Sunday, March 22, 2009

Typical Spring Around Here

The first day spring on Friday was everything that the perfect first day of spring promises to be. Warm, sunny, a slight breeze blowing. There was no snow left on the ground from the warm winds that have been blowing for the last week and half. Only the occasional small dirty snow pile, like on our front lawn, was visible. The only evidence of the shovelling of a big driveway all winter long that was left.

Yesterday was a gorgeous, downright balmy, warm, go without a coat 16*C (60*F) day. Biking, walks, playing catch in the school yard and yard work was the order of the day for many in the neighborhood. Then by early evening the light spring rain came washing away the dirt from the winter and the dust that blew in with all the wind we'd been having. It smelled so good.

And then this morning a reminder of where I live, all while we slept in innocence of what the dawn was bringing, this is what we woke up too:

The 2 beautiful days were no dream. They really did happen. Welcome to Spring, Alberta style!

14 comments:

Tammy said...

Brrr!
This post made me smile because even though it's a bit colder up there where you live, the beginning of spring here is always unpredictable too...and last year we indeed had a snowstorm on the first day of spring!

Willow said...

Oh dear! I was so excited for you, 60F and sunshine, and then I scrolled down and saw the snow.

Chatty Kelly said...

Love your weather. LOL! I like snow, but I am ready for SPRING and warm weather and barefeet and snoozing on the deck in the sun.

Thom said...

I'm in Nevada and it snowed here this morning and thought it's Spring...this isn't suppose to happen. Makes me glad I live in Honolulu. Nice picture. I do like the snow in pictures I must say :)

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Sounds just like Chicago, you never know when the snow "really" is going to end....but thankfully it does.

the voice of melody said...

I'm sure you'll be thrilled to see that snow melt away!

Michelle said...

Oh my Susanne.I hope that your spring is around the corner! Mind you it's supposed to snow here on Monday.

ellen b. said...

Oh my. I'm glad you had a couple days of Spring, hope more is coming soon :0)

nikkipolani said...

You know, Susanne, I was reading your first two paragraphs thinking you were either in denial or deep sarcasm because that frosty photo that followed....

Sandra said...

I was getting happy for you and then I saw that photo...what a letdown LOL

Barbara H. said...

We have back-and-forth weather in early spring, too -- but not to those extremes!! I'm sure you'll be glad when the snow is gone for this season.

Carol @SheLives said...

If it's any consolation, it showed on Easter Sunday a couple of years ago IN TEXAS!!!!

There are many more beautiful days in your near future. And I didn't even have to look into my crystal ball to figure that one out!

Barb said...

That's exactly what's happened where I live too, Susanne. Two days of beautiful spring weather and now all of a sudden, it's gray and rainy and cold. No snow, though. But I'm appreciating these last little bursts of cooler weather because once spring turns into summer. Mother Nature shows us no mercy!

gail@more than a song said...

Oh brrr! I hope it's better by now!